We are pretty excited with the new features coming out SQL 2016.
With SQL 2014, I helped a lot of customers learn and leverage the performance improvements with Hekaton(In Memory OLTP). However there is so much more that we can now do with SQL 2016.
- Cloud Ready. Move between Azure and your datacenter seamlessly.
- Cortana\Machine Learning. Built in Machine Learning and Intelligence Suite, helping you get deeper insights from your data.
- Encryption at Rest and Motion. This has always been a big ask and i will have a lot of customers moving to SQL 2016 just for this.
- SQL Server on Linux :). If this doesnt demonstrate our commitment to supporting OpenSource platforms, then I am not sure what will.
- ...and the list goes on.
Take a look at this neat info-graphic that Xynomix put together talking about the highlights. Link.